eTech Fair- 2012 Recorded Sessions

The first eTechnology Fair was held on February 17, 2012. The sessions were recorded and are available by clicking on the links below. If you have never used eLive, go to to verify you have the correct software.

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2012 Recorded Sessions                                                                                                          


Digital Detours:  Solutions for when your technology classroom isn’t available

Cindy  TrussellThe eLearning Working Group at the University of  Alaska works on issues that impact faculty revolving around eLearning.  This  year one of our tasks was to generate a list of practices that faculty at our  institution invoke when technology stops working.  We have focused our  attention on the solutions that have been used for Blackboard, Elluminate Live,  and email.  We then took these solutions and classified them as proactive  or reactive solutions, the ease of implementation, and the types of resources  necessary.   In this session we will present the solutions that have  been working for our faculty and open up the session for discussion of what  participants have identified as solutions to this problem. 

Making Your eLive  Sessions More Interactive

Lee HenriksonElluminate recommends that there is some form of  student engagement every 3-5 minutes in an online classroom. Mini-lectures (20  minutes max) followed by group work or solo work is a good framework for a  lesson plan.  Explore the eLive tools and how to use them to make our  sessions more interactive, more engaging, and more fun - both by adding  interactivity to lectures and by incorporating other activities.
Presentation TipsKatie WalkerCompare different presentation tools and techniques for both classroom and distance delivery.  Share effective slide design and delivery tips.

Quick  Response (QR)codes

Tina Coulston & Luke WeldCurious about QR codes?  A Quick Response (QR)  code is a two-dimensional barcode that can hold more data than a traditional  UPC barcode and is faster to read (those little barcode squares that are  popping up almost everywhere). Session participants will learn more about QR  codes and how to create them. We will also explore examples for their  application in education.
Structured DocumentsSarah FrickAn overview of simple methods to ensure that your online course documents are accessible. Using styles in MS word to create accessible PDFs and using outlines in PowerPoint will be reviewed.
Exploring Options for Mixed Mode ClassesLee HenriksonMixed mode classes are sessions in which some students  are in the room with the instructor and some students are remotely connected  via eLive, videoconferencing, or Skype.  Our experience is that these  class meetings are the most challenging to teach and to manage. How do we  make sure the distance students have a quality experience? In this session we  will brainstorm techniques and protocols for making these sessions work for all  students.
eLabs and Virtual LabsSue Buie & Susan MircovichThis  presentation will provide an overview of distance labs offered by University of  Alaska and surrounding campuses.   Examples of the different types of lab experiments and activities will  be shown in the areas of:  Chemistry and  Biology.  The question  of, “Why distance labs?” and “How do students meet learning objectives?” will  be addressed.  Discussion will continue  on the future of distance labs to include the exciting field of remote  robotics.
Speech RecognitionKrista ZugOverview of speech recognition and voice recognition today, for Windows, Mac and mobile phones; primary differences in accuracy, functionality by brand, as well as by operating system.
Google+Coral Sheldon-Hess

Many  universities are experimenting with utilizing social media tools to reach out  to students and extend discussion beyond the physical classroom. Because our  students are using Google Apps already--and due to some unique features in  Google Plus--this could be a powerful way to communicate outside of  class. 

This  workshop will cover the basics of using Google Plus, and then will delve into  some specifics of how other universities are using this tool and how we might  leverage it in our own teaching.
eLive Q&AKatie Walker & Cindy  TrussellCome armed with questions about eLive. Share with  colleagues. Try something new. Leave an eLive power user!